Why SQLite may become foundational for digital progress

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  • sqlitebrowser

    Official home of the DB Browser for SQLite (DB4S) project. Previously known as "SQLite Database Browser" and "Database Browser for SQLite". Website at:

  • comdb2

    Bloomberg's distributed RDBMS

    Bloomberg [1] uses SQLite in a custom distributed RDBMS engine of theirs in a way I lack the knowledge to completely understand its design.

    I remember Richard Hipp mentioning Bloomberg in one of his interviews (don't ask me which one, I don't remember), that they use SQLite to serve billions of bank transaction on a daily basis without a problem.

      [1] https://github.com/bloomberg/comdb2

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • sqlitestudio

    A free, open source, multi-platform SQLite database manager.

  • datasette

    An open source multi-tool for exploring and publishing data

    I personally love DBeaver for SQL, but I did stumble across a thats-not-how-it-was-intended-for-usecase for Datasette [0]. Datasette is intended to be a way to share static SQLite databases. However, I was recently debugging a Django application where I lacked appropriate tooling to inspect what was happening in the database. However, I am a huge fan of Datasette, so why not? While the Django debug server was running, I was able to launch datasette in a separate terminal and have a live view into the database while the application was free to mutate the underlying data. You can even write custom SQL inside the browser to select/modify any interesting data.

    [0]: https://datasette.io/

  • termdbms

    A TUI for viewing and editing database files.


    Granted I'm the author, but until I get around to rewriting it from the ground up, I really think it saves a lot of time for editing single cells, querying, and viewing in a headless environment.

  • sqlitefs

    Simple file system over SQLite (by andyhebear)

    [3] is in Go, lacks a LICENSE file, has been inactive four months, the README is in Russian, but well the demo code works. pkg.go.dev will not display its API.

    [1] https://github.com/andyhebear/sqlitefs

  • sqlitefs

    sqlite as a filesystem

  • InfluxDB

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  • sqlitefs

    sqlite as a filesystem for golang apps (by jilio)

  • sqlite-gui

    Lightweight SQLite editor for Windows

    I've tried over 15 sqlite management tool, but SqliteStudio is my favorite! And recently discovered https://github.com/little-brother/sqlite-gui

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